Manaslu Circuit Trek

Duration: 17 Days   |   Based on 2 Reviews
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel & Lodge
  • Group Size: 1-10
  • Max Elevation: 5,106 m

Manaslu Circuit Trek often regarded as one of the best treks in Nepal Himalaya. It is a great alternative trek of Annapurna Circuit trek. Start from Soti Khola and ends at beshisahar. Manaslu trekking makes a complete circuit of Mt. Manaslu (8163m), the eighth highest mountain in the world providing some of the best views of Himalayan ranges. The major highlights of this trek are the visit to Manaslu Base Camp (4,800 m) and the crossing of Larke La pass (5,106 m). Along the trekking path, you will be able to view spectacular views of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, and Himlung mountain.

Manaslu Trekking begins from Soti Khola village in Gorkha district, which is approximately 9 hours drive from Kathmandu by local bus. The trail moves up along the Budhi Gandaki River passing through rolling green hills, valleys, villages and terraced farm fields. The trail passes through Manaslu Conservation Area which has successfully promoted eco-tourism by preserving wildlife and ecological biodiversity. In the higher elevation, the landscape changes from green forests to Tibet-like geography. The people here are Tibetans and follow Tibetan Buddhism as is visible in Mani walls, Chortens, and Stupa. Plenty of tea houses and guest rooms are available on the trek. Extending a trip to Tsum Valley is an ideal plan to experience the local culture. Manaslu Trekking is categorized as moderate to strenuous, thus making it suitable for all physical levels of trekkers.

Manaslu circuit trek offers the opportunity of taking an expedition on Manaslu and Larke peak and grant the possibility of exploring the Monastery, Stupa, and Polygamy culture. Manaslu trek offers a great view over Larke Pass (5,106 m) into the Himalayan vista. After crossing Larke La the path meets with world famous Annapurna Circuit trek in Dharapani.

Highlights

  • The jaw-dropping natural beauty of forests, rivers, waterfalls and flora and fauna of the Manaslu region.
  • Friendly local people with rich culture of the area including Nepalese and Tibetan ethnic groups.
  • Larky La Pass (5167 meters), the highest point on the trek.
  • Mesmerizing views of Manaslu, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Nemjung, Gyaji Kang and Kang Guru, and Annapurna II.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1,350 m)
Day 02 Kathmandu Valley sightseeing
Day 03 Drive to Sotikhola (700 m), 140 km, 7/8 hours
Day 04 Trek to Machhakhola (900 m), 14 km, 5-6 hours
Day 05 Trek to Jagat (1,350 m), 17 km, 7-8 hours
Day 06 Trek to Deng (1,850 m), 19 km, 8-9 hours
Day 07 Trek to Namrung (2,650 m), 17 km, 7-8 hours
Day 08 Trek to Lho (3,150 m), 10 km, 3-4 hours.
Day 09 Trek to Sama Gaun (3,500 m), 8 km, 3-4 hours
Day 10 Acclimatization day
Day 11 Trek to Samdo (3,700 m), 8 km, 3-4 hours
Day 12 Trek to Dharmashala (4,450 m), 6 km, 3-4 hours
Day 13 Trek to Bimtang (3,600 m) crossing Larkya La (5,106 m), 16 km, 8-9 hours
Day 14 Trek to Tilje (2,300 m), 18 km, 6-7 hours
Day 15 Trek to Dharapani (1,900 m) and then Chyamche (1,400 m), 17 km, 6-7 hours
Day 16 Jeep to Beshisahar and then Bus to Kathmandu, 205 km, 8-9 hours.
Day 17 Final Departure

What's included

  • Airport picks up and drops off by private vehicle
  • 3-Nights twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu (2/3 star) with breakfast
  • Kathmandu Guided sightseeing tour as per itinerary
  • Manaslu Conservation entry permit (MCAP)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
  • Manaslu Restricted Area Permit
  • Trekker Information Management System (TIMS)
  • All ground transportation as per itinerary
  • 13-Nights Tea house Accommodation during the trek
  • Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Tea/Coffee) during the trek
  • Government-certified, well-experienced English Speaking trekking guide
  • 1-porter for every two clients
  • Salary including insurance, equipment, accommodation and food for all Nepalese Staffs
  • International flights to and from Nepal
  • Visa costs
  • Entry fees or donations to enter monument, museums, monasteries etc
  • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter, Airport tax, and custom clearance
  • Extra night hotel and food in Kathmandu in case of early return from the trek and late departure 
  • Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade, etc.
  • Meals other than those listed in inclusions (this includes additional tea or coffee, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages and water)
  • Laundry, towels, hot showers, internet access, recharging of batteries and other items of a personal nature where optional
  • Tips for porters and guides
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